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Beenken, Donald Joseph

BEENKEN

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/7/2007 at 19:32:35

Beenken, Donald Joseph

Buckingham, IA
Serial No: 37666191
Born: October 9, 1920
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. George Beenken
Entered Army: March 26, 1943, Ord.
Training in US: Fort Warren, Cheyenne, WY; Camp Santa Anita, Arcadia, CA
Left for Overseas: Camp Shanks, NY on Aug 11, 1944; arrived Glasgow, Scotland on Aug. 19, 1944. Assigned to 615 Ord. Bn. (3115 Ord. Co) attached to 3rd Army.
Sent to Front: Dec. 1944
Engagements: Rhineland (Battle of the Bulge), Jan. 1945; Central Europe (Belfort Gap and Alsace-Lorraine), Dec, 1944
Medals_Ribbons: 2 Bronze Stars, ETO and Asiatic-Pacific Ribbons
Returned to US: Okinawa, Jan. 6, 1946; Portland, OR on Jan. 20, 1946
Discharged: Fort Leavenworth, KS on Jan. 26, 1946
Rating: T/3
Months in Service: In US, 17; overseas, 17
Received commendation for service rendered during Battle of the Bulge.
Present Occupation: Farming

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubic-Finch Post #142, Trear, IA - collected by the Legion about 1949.)


 

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